Cross Country targets “Fast & Female” skiers to take on the enduro sports
PROVING that cross country skiing rocks as a winter sport, Fast & Female Falls Creek on Sunday, July 3 is all about fun, fitness and girl power on the snow.
Led by Australia’s best female cross country skiers, the event is big on fun and fitness, with lots of pink and great music for girls aged 8-19 years, of all skiing abilities and experience. And it’s not just the young girls who get to have all the fun, there is also a special 19+ group for ladies who want to improve their skiing, and be part of the ‘Pink on Piste’ experience.
Fast & Female ambassadors, such as threetime Winter Olympian Esther Bottomley and Sochi teammate Aimee Watson, will teach a range of ski skills through dynamic and engaging sports based events.
Structured around skill-based stations, the program includes development of confidence in downhill techniques, laser biathlon, going fast and having fun on skis.
Kat Paul, Fast and Female ambassador, explained that cross country skiing is a lifestyle sport, that’s fun, beautiful and good for your health.
“It’s easy to learn and offers something for everyone. Whether it’s heading out on the cross country trails for a family picnic in the snow or racing in the Kangaroo Hoppet, cross country skiing is my favourite winter sport,” she said.
‘Fast & Female’ was founded in 2005 by Canadian Olympic Cross Country Skier Chandra Crawford and her team mates.
Following the success of the organisation in Canada, the US and the inaugural Australian event in 2012, Fast and Female Australia Inc was set up in 2013.
Fast and Female hopes to increase the attraction, retention and success rate of female athletes in crosscountry skiing, biathlon and summer enduro-sports.
Fast and Female event costs $20 girls and $25 for the 19-plus early-bird online registration, or $25/$30 on the day.
Early-bird online entry at: https://www.eventbrite.com. au/e/fast-and-female-at-fallscreek-tickets-16856373868.